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3 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

The trip provides most beautiful scenery - in the gorge between Mts Gahinga and Sabinyo, through the bamboo forest, and in the montane forest, with the beautiful Rwenzori Turaco that may be seen in the Mgahinga National Park. It also provides a chance for gorillas that every tourist would like to see. Still Mgahinga also has volcanoes that offer 3 challenging peaks that are interesting to climb. While experiencing lots of mammals and Birds in the southwestern corner of Uganda covering the Northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes as Mt. Muhavura (4,127m), Mt. Sabinyo (3,645m) and Mt. Gahinga (3,474m)

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $878 - $1786
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Mgahinga
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Day1: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga National park Day2: All day Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Day3: Return to Kampala

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mgahinga National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Southwestern part of Uganda through Kabale town to access the park approximately to 9 hours. En route to the park, you will have a stop over at the Equator for photography. The journey will take you through Lake Mburo where you may have a chance of seeing fearless grazers and the incredible extended horn ankole cattle as you cruise through. A few Kilometers will be Mbarara where you will have lunch before continuing through Kabale arriving at the park in the evening. You will have dinner and overnight at Mount Mgahinga lodge/ Travelers’ Rest hotel/ Nkuringo safari lodge.

Day2: Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga

After an early morning breakfast, the safari guide will take you for briefing and registration for gorilla tracking at the UWA designated place. You will have packed lunch and adequate water. Fitness here is required as tracking will entail walking through the thick jungle and sullied forest. You may have chance to see many primates such as the black and white colobus monkey and golden monkey. After the assigned family is discovered, you will be allowed a maximum of an hour to take photos, videos and self interactions. Later you come back at the lodge. If you have energy in the evening you may prepare for guided walk and visit the Garama cave which is 342m long and 14ft deep. It’s one of the caves where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbors the Bantu. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at mount Mgahinga lodge/ Travellers rest hotel/ Nkuringo safari lodge.

Day3: Return to Kampala

After breakfast you will start your journey back to Kampala. En route to Kampala, you make a Stop at Mbarara Hotel for lunch and then after proceed to Kampala.

End of your Safari

Price Includes:

All meals as specified in the itinerary (hotels in Kampala or Entebbe are B&B)

Drinks as stipulated in itinerary

Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary

Water in the vehicle for overland sectors

All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel

Activities as indicated in the itinerary

Game drives in a shared 4-wheel drive vehicle at Lodges where indicated

Ranger guide fees

Park, conservation and community bed night fees

All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees

Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits per person as specified in the itinerary. 

Price Excludes:

International flights and applicable airport departure taxes

All passport and visa fees (Visa: US$ 50 per person for entry into Uganda – easily obtainable at the Airport)

Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors)

Drinks where not stipulated in itinerary

Items of a personal nature: fax, telephone, etc.

Laundry in Entebbe/Kampala

Gratuities for guide/driver/hotel staff

Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Travel/medical insurance

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Mount Mgahinga lodge
  • Travelers’ Rest hotel
  • Nkuringo safari lodge.
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gorilla tracking mgahinga national park by GoExplore Safaris
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Mgahinga national park by GoExplore Safaris
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gorilla tracking by GoExplore Safaris
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